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John Pryor awarded best talk at CABTRAC Annual Retreat

John Pryor awarded best talk at CABTRAC Annual Retreat

ITCMS trainee John Pryor recently attended the annual retreat for the Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC) in Pittsburgh, PA. John presented a talk titled “A Critical Role for RNA in Chromosome Break Repair”, for which he won Best Oral Presentation.

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Postdoctoral fellows present first-rate science at Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Postdoctoral fellows present first-rate science at Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

More than 120 doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members gathered Tuesday to highlight research advances made by UNC Lineberger’s postdocs at the annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc-Faculty Research Day. The day-long event included a poster competition for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, and an oral presentation competition.

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Register Now: 2016 Lineberger Postdoc- Faculty Day

Register Now: 2016 Lineberger Postdoc- Faculty Day

Mark your calendars for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Postdoc-Faculty Research Day, October 18, 2016. 2016 Speakers will include honored former ITCMS trainees Jennifer Bradford, PhD, and Kris DeMali, PhD, as well as the 2015 Pagano Award Winners.

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Former Trainee Lydia Morris NIH BEST Blog Update

Former Trainee Lydia Morris NIH BEST Blog Update

The PhD/Postdoc blog series features two scientists at different stages of career development as they explore and plan for their next steps. Over the course of six months, Lydia Morris and Divya Shiroor will give monthly updates on their progress.

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ITCMS Preceptor Blossom Damania Named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Research

ITCMS Preceptor Blossom Damania Named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Research

Blossom Damania, PhD, has been named the vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine. Damania, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has served as assistant dean for research since 2014.

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George Souroullas Publishes in Nature Medicine

George Souroullas Publishes in Nature Medicine

An oncogenic Ezh2 mutation induces tumors through global redistribution of histone 3 lysine 27 trimethylation

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ITCMS Preceptor Mark Peifer appointed to National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

ITCMS Preceptor Mark Peifer appointed to National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

Mark Peifer, PhD, a UNC Lineberger researcher and the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biology Department, has been appointed to an advisory panel of the National Institute of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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Jesse Raab publishes in PLOS Genetics

Jesse Raab publishes in PLOS Genetics

Genome-Wide Transcriptional Regulation Mediated by Biochemically Distinct SWI/SNF Complexes. To hear more about Jesse's research, come hear him talk at the February 15 Postdoctoral Seminar.

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ITCMS Preceptor Keith Burridge elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

ITCMS Preceptor Keith Burridge elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UNC Lineberger member, UNC School of Medicine professor and basic scientist Keith Burridge has conducted seminal research on the basic building blocks of cells for four decades.

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Trainee Kirsten Bryant Awarded AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant

Trainee Kirsten Bryant Awarded AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant represents a joint effort to ensure the future leadership of pancreatic cancer research by supporting outstanding early career investigators beginning in their postdoctoral research positions and continuing through their successful transition to independence.

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2014 Pagano Award Winners Announced

Post-doctoral fellows Matthew Walker, PhD; Jinchuan Hu, PhD; and John Poulton, PhD, are the recipients of the Joseph S. Pagano Award for a paper published in 2014.

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Trainee Richard Moffitt Publishes in Nature Genetics

Moffitt, along with Mentor Jen Jen Yeh, and other Lineberger Members paved the way for potential personalized medicine approaches for pancreatic cancer.

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ABRCMS 2015

ABRCMS 2015

ITCMS trainee Sara Conard and Associate Director Channing Der traveled to Seattle for the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

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Postdoc Day 2015

Postdoc Day 2015

The 40th annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day drew approximately 150 people to the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on Sept. 30 for spoken presentations and a poster session by UNC Lineberger postdoctoral fellows.

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